Justin Gatlin Return Wins 10.24 in Estonia , Video

>> August 04, 2010

Justin Gatlin won his first 100m race at the Bigbank Kuldliiga meet in Rakvere, Estonia at August 03, 2010 after a four years lay off.

The 28-year-old American crosses the line in 10.24 into -0.6 wind, a tenth of a second improvement from his qualifying heat race ahead of countryman J-Mee Samuels who clocked 10.31, and Rhubin Williams, also from USA, third in 10.54.

Gatlin won the 2004 Athens Olympic Games in the sprint century in 9.85. In 2005, he won the 100m/9.88 and 200m/20.04 at the IAAF world championship in Helsinki. He equaled Asafa Powell’s world record in the 100m in 9.77 at super GP meet at Doha, Qatar in May 2006 but soon was found guilty for performances enhancer drug named testosterone where he tested during the Penn Relays meet in April.

Gatlin, who is coached by Loren Seagrave, however still in trouble of finding a competitive meets in Europe because of a policy of the Diamond League's organizers not to invite any athletes who has a doping history (just like Dwain Chambers) but he is expected to run again at Tallinn, the Estonian capital at this weekend.

Results: (Wind -0.6)
1 Justin Gatlin USA 10.24
2 J-Mee Samuels USA 10.31
3 Rubin Williams USA 10.54
4 Aleksandr Linnik BLR 10.67
5 Ronalds Arajs LAT 10.74
6 Kostyatin Vasyukov UKR 10.83
7 Asko Anipai KJK 10.99
Sekou Clarke JAM DNF

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